July 8, 2006, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Information Minister Henri Mova Sakanyi condemned the killing in an interview with the U.N.-backed Radio Okapi, announcing that he would meet with President Joseph Kabila and other high-ranking government officials "to speed the investigation." In March, men wearing military uniforms raided Mwamba's house, stealing a cell phone and $850 in cash, JED reported.
The killing occurred amid campaigning for July 30 presidential and parliamentary elections, the first since independence in 1960. The elections were due to replace a three-year-old transitional government, installed as part of a peace deal to end years of civil war.
Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.
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